Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson’s comedy HBO series “Ballers” has been renewed for a third season.
Johnson broke the news via his Instagram, reports variety.com.
He posted: “BREAKING: Baller alert. After just two episodes into our Season 2 of ‘Ballers’, @HBO has ordered season 3! Congratulations to our hard working cast, crew, producers and our show’s creator Stephen Levinson.
“Thank you to our home network HBO (Plepler, Bloys & brilliant team) for the commitment and long term vision of our show. To all our Ballers Fans out there – Thank You!”
He added: “Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin’ greatness and dealin’ with life’s pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we’re real and authentic.
“Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones. Now that you know there’s gonna be a Season 3… You’ll be watching this season with a different eye. Enjoy and have fun with it and above all else.”
The series explores the relationship between football star turned financial manager Spencer Strasmore (played by Johnson) and his clients.
“Ballers” finished out its first season as the network’s most-watched comedy in six years, once viewership from all airings and streaming were tallied.
According to HBO, 8.8 million people watched each episode within seven days. The season one finale garnered 1.43 million viewers in Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day count.
The second season of the comedy series delves into the murky world of NFL and the myriad of emotions, drama and subterfuge that goes on in the underbelly of the most innocuous of sports. The Season 2 of “Ballers” airs on Star World Premiere in India.